Full Stack Java Developer

About the Employer

At Rockstar Games, we create the games we would want to play ourselves.

A career at Rockstar is about being part of a team working on some of the most creatively rewarding, large-scale projects to be found in any entertainment medium. You would be welcomed to a friendly, inclusive environment where you can learn, and collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry.

Rockstar North is on the lookout for a talented and self-reliant Full Stack Java Developer who possesses a passion for hands on development and excellent communication skills. This is a full-time permanent position based out of Rockstar’s unique game development studio in Edinburgh.

  • We create and maintain software tools that are used by all game development disciplines to support the creation of all Rockstar Games projects.
  • The tools we build range from task management software, defect trackers with games console integration, distributed video recording systems, and reporting and analytics applications.
  • Design and implement both backend and browser-based solutions to help us meet the challenges of fast-moving game development.
  • Develop a strong understanding of the systems we use and learn new technologies to help advance our applications.
  • Help define architecture, design patterns and frameworks to improve how we build APIs, UIs and features.
  • Contribute towards the team’s software design best practices.
  • Collaborate with other Rockstar technology teams across our worldwide studios.
  • Organise yourself and others, ensure requirements are understood, and work is scheduled and delivered effectively to deadlines.
  • A degree in computer science or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional Java EE development experience.
  • Strong organisational skills, a sense of ownership, initiative, and drive.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Accomplished Java EE programmer, with strong knowledge of algorithms, data structures and advanced programming concepts.
  • 2+ years professional experience with Javascript, with time spent in at least one UI framework, ideally React JS.
  • Good understanding of web markup including HTML5 / CSS3.
  • Demonstratable UI design skills.
  • Spring Boot.
  • JPA/Hibernate.
  • SQL/NoSQL.
  • REST / Web Service APIs.
  • An excellent communicator and presenter of information to a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrable organisational and people management skills.
  • Experience using Agile software development methods.
  • Experience using a build automation tool such as Maven.
  • Exposure to version control and CI/CD systems.
  • A pragmatic approach to programming within a production environment.

Please note that these are desirable skills and are not required to apply for the position.

  • Experience with TypeScript.
  • Exposure/experience in a Linux environment.
  • Experience with Microservices architecture and multi-tier server applications.
  • Exposure to Caching Systems, Docker/Kubernetes, Spring Cloud, Netflix Zuul, Netflix Eureka, Apache Kafka, ActiveMQ, Lucene, Elasticsearch, Swagger.
  • Experience with Node.js.
  • Experience with data warehousing and analytics.
  • C++/C#, Microsoft WPF.

Please apply with a CV and cover letter demonstrating how you meet the skills above. If we would like to move forward with your application, a Rockstar recruiter will reach out to you to explain next steps and guide you through the process.

Rockstar is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to hiring, promoting, and compensating employees based on their qualifications and demonstrated ability to perform job responsibilities.

If you’ve got the right skills for the job, we want to hear from you. We encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or race.